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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch (Mid 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2473 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch (Mid 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and design are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical comments about the price. There are some mixed views about the size.

performance, usability, portability, design, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch (Mid 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


I love navigating myself around the screen, it's made so easy and smooth with the great multifunctional touch pad. The screen is also a pleasure to look at, the colours really pop!

Oct, 2017

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


Amazing product, great design. Perfect


Sep, 2017

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


Super fast, very sleek, fires up immediately.

Battery gets depleted quite quickly.

Sep, 2017

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


The 2015 MacBook Pro model was chosen as it had more ports than the 2016 or 2017 models. HDMI, USB and thunderbolt ports provide me with more options without having to purchase additional converters.

Heavier than 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pros

Sep, 2017

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


Fast performance, great resolution, easy to master etc etc etc

Okay I paid but seriously is a laptop worth more than a 2006 Ford Focus Zetec that has taken me over 100,000 miles

Sep, 2017

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


Easy to use, powerful and a stunning display. Compact in size and very light... virtually silent running.


Sep, 2017

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


Unable to comment.

Unfortunately I needed a computer that operated on windows for a program I use so this product wasn't suitable for me.

Sep, 2017

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


Apple Mac Book Pro is just what you expect from laptop, perfect size and weight, it starts straight away without logging in startup programms like on the standard laptop/desktop. Just love it!


Sep, 2017

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


It has a fast startup , also looks sleek and smooth and is practically weightless

Battery drains quite quickly

Sep, 2017

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Apple MacBook Pro MGX72B/A


Quiet, comfortable, low latency.

Not so far

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes


Battery capacity (Watt hours):71.8
Battery life (max):9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera:N / No
Swivel webcam:N / No


Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes


Chassis Type:Micro Tower
Colour of product:Aluminium / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product colour:Aluminium / Silver
Product Type:Notebook
Water cooling system:N


3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4096
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA2E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel Iris Graphics 5100


Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard number of keys:79
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad


Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:4x DIMM


3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):1300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4500
Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No
Optical drives quantity:1

Other features

Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Display included:N
Keyboard Included:Y
Mouse included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y


GPS (satellite):N / No
Motherboard chipset:Intel® Z87
Product Type:PC
TV tuner integrated:N / No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60
Power Supply:500
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.3 / 3.5
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.8 / 3
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I5-4308U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):28
Tjunction:100 C

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Demand Based Switching:N
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Fast Memory Access:N
Intel FDI Technology:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:N
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Processor ARK ID:83507
Processor code:SR1ZU
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013D


Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Password protection:Y


Bundled software:- iPhoto\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- Mail\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center\n- Mac App Store / TV-RF In, DVI-D, D-SUB 15-Pin, AV1 (SCART 1) 21-Pin Scart (CVBS, RGB), AV2 (SCART 2) 21-Pin Scart (CVBS), Composite Video In, S-Video In, Component Video 1/2, Composite Video out
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X Mavericks


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Flash memory:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
HDD Capacity:1000
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Speed:7200
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
SSD capacity:128
Storage Media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.9 / 219
Height :1.8 / 18
Width:31.4 / 314